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Otto Johan Albin Brandt founded his company in 1905. It was a small sports goods shop in Helsinki that he named Aktiebolaget Otto Brandt Osakeyhtiö. After more than a hundred years and four owner generations that little shop has become a large bus...

1905
Otto Johan Albin Brandt founded the...

History
The family business Otto Brandt. The year was 1905 when Otto Johan Albin Brandt founded a small shop for sports goods in Helsinki and named it Aktiebolaget Otto Brandt Osakeyhtiö. After more than a hundred years, four generations of family owne...

1906
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1910
Otto Brandt started the import of Rudge motorcycles and Archimedes outboard engines. The focus of the business turned to wholesales of bicycles like Cleveland and Reliable, which was the reason why the sale of Continental typewriters and Wanderer...

1920-1940
1921 Otto Jr. married Tyra Mattson and they have their first child, Tor Brandt. The family is later blessed with two daughters, Doris Britt-Marie (1924) and Else-Maj Anna-Kristina (1931). 1922 Otto Johan Albin Brandt is given two significant medal...

1941-1960
1944 Tor Brandt had served as an airplane mechanic during the war. During the Continuation War he married Ulla Reims the 12th of February. The place where the wedding was planned to be held, the German Church in Helsinki had suffered so badly from...

1961-1980
1961 There were six different Honda models in the line-up. The soviet union made the first manned space flight the 12th of April when Juri Gagarin circled the earth in the Vostok 1 space vessel. 1963 The import of Honda Generators equipped with a...

1981-2000
1982 O.Y. Otto Brandt A.B. became a group as they bought Kolmeks Oy's, the first company in Otto Brandts' industrial division. Read what life was like during the 1980's in Finland. 1983 Otto Brandts' machine division s...

2001-
2002 The Brandt Group buys Sportstyle Oy and a boat retail named Helsingin Bella Marina Oy. 2003 The company Brandt-Polaris Oy is founded for the Polaris distribution. Bike World opens a shop in Helsinki, at Lauttasaari. The bicycle business and B...

The Otto Brandt family
The father of the company’s’ founder, Otto Leonard Brandt came from Loviisa he married Johanna Christina Hollming. The company founder Otto Johan Albin Brandt was born the 5th of June 1860. He in turn married Anna Åkerman from Saint Petersburg in...

Honda is coming
Seppo Valkama, the sales manager found a small news article in a magazine called Motorcycle News 1959 about japanese motorcycles, that were, atlas according to the article, very modern and effective. In spite of the unusual country of manufacture...

Dealer network
Every brand represented by Otto Brandt has an extensive dealer and service network. The closest dealer to your location can easily be found on each brand website, where you can search by are or use our map search. Arai helmets Arai helmets de...

The girl on the other side
After the civil war the country was shattered, but somehow order prevailed. The country was gradually rebuilt but the population had been divided in two, with both parties feeling resentment and hatred against the other. The the forces of the non-...

Our retail shops
Two retail businesses are part of the Otto Brandt group. Bike World that is specialized on motorcycles, ATV's and snowmobiles and other motor vehicles and Telva Marine, that is a retail for boats, outboard engines and other marine products....

The birth of the name Tuutti
The life on the countryside changed with the mechanization, it meant more efficiency and less jobs. There was no shortage of farmer produce, there was a large surplus which made the marketing of them very expensive. In the end of the decade a new...

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